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grog Aug 9, 2009 02:35 AM

Elvis Presley and August 16, 2009
 
It may be hard to believe but August 16, 2009 marks 32 years since the 'King of Rock and Roll' Elvis Presley died.

As John Lennon said,
Before Elvis there was nothing…”



http://www.elvis.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley

http://www.examiner.com/x-5590-Acting-Examiner~y2009m8d6-Elvis-Presley--remembered-after-32-years

We do still remember... :cry:

Total records sold:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._music_artists
  1. The Beatles ~1 billion
  2. Elvis Presley ~1 billion
  3. ABBA ~370 million
  4. Michael Jackson ~350 million
  5. Nana Mouskouri ~300 million
  6. Queen ~300 million
Best-selling music artists in the United States only as of December 2008 and based on certifications of albums by the RIAA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._United_States
  1. The Beatles 170 million
  2. Garth Brooks 128 million
  3. Elvis Presley 119 million
  4. Led Zeppelin 111.5 million
  5. The Eagles 100 million
  6. Billy Joel 79.5 million
Best-charting music artists in the United States includes acts from anywhere in the world who have charted singles on the Billboard Hot 100 since the beginning of the rock and roll era (1955).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._music_artists
  1. Elvis Presley
  2. Perry Como
  3. James Brown
  4. Frank Sinatra
  5. Aretha Franklin
  6. Ray Charles
  7. Beatles
  8. Fats Domino
  9. Elton John
  10. Stevie Wonder
  11. Rolling Stones
  12. Paul Anka
  13. Pat Boone
  14. Madonna
For the top 100 Elvis still is King to this day!


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